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Camille Fronk Olson on Improving Citizenship, Scholarship, and Teaching

In this interview, Camille Fronk Olson, who is the department chair, discusses how to improve citizenship, scholarship, and teaching in the Department of Ancient Scripture at BYU.

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Making the Book of Mormon the Keystone of Religious Education

An excerpt from the Historian's Corner of the Review Magazine. The Lord and his prophets have repeatedly emphasized the centrality of the Book of Mormon in Latter-day Saint religious education. 

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The Book of Abraham, the Bible, and Arabic Papyri

During the last few years, new research has emerged concerning the Book of Abraham, the Bible, and heretofore rather unknown BYU Arabic papyri.

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2012 Sidney B. Sperry Symposium

The Forty-first Annual Sidney B. Sperry Symposium will be held on Friday and Saturday, October 26th and 27th, 2012 in the JSB Auditorium. In March 1829, a full year prior to the official organizatio...

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UPDATE: BYU Professor and Alum Again Help Discover New Mosaic in Israel

BYU Professor Excavates Significant Biblical Mosaic in Galilee In May and June, 2013, Brigham Young University professor Matthew Grey supervised the excavation of an ancient synagogue in which a stunn...

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Egyptian Excavation Exhibit

Dr. Kerry Muhlestein, director of the BYU Egypt Excavation Project and associate professor in the Department of Ancient Scripture at Brigham Young University, will host an exhibit showcasing their var...

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2012 Student Symposium Book

Photos from this event are now online! Go to the Student Symposium 2012 Gallery. The 2012 Student Symposium book will be available in December 2012.  

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2012 BYU Church History Symposium

For 2012 the LDS Church History Library and BYU Church History and Doctrine joined the BYU Religious Studies Center in sponsoring the BYU Church History Symposium, which has become the premier symposi...

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New Director at the Religious Studies Center

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dana M. Pike, professor of ancient scripture as the new publications director of the Religious Studies Center, effective Spring Term 2012.

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The Religious Studies Center (RSC) Releases New Book, The Voice of My Servants

The Prophets and Apostles in this dispensation have authored a large collection of essays, articles, and addresses expounding God’s truths to his children. In this book, they specifically address issu...

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New Products to Better Understand Church History

The Religious Studies Center at BYU announces two new products that will help users in their continual pursuit to comprehend and appreciate Church history

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The RSC and Deseret Book Release Under the Gun

The RSC releases a new book filled with gripping and fascinating stories of members of the LDS Church in West Germany and Austria during World War II.

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